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Can I confirm with the other users who have experienced similar problems that their Windows Installer is corrupted?
I am pretty sure that the PC Connectivity Solution is the application which causes the problem, and when the installation has completed, after a reboot, it is not possible to install another application or repair or remove PC Suite because the Windows Installer reports that that Windows must be in safe mode or there is another problem.
I am only able to go back to a fully working system by performing a restore (and then clearing out all the relevant directories).
Like others, I have tried all sorts of things to try and get this to install, including purging the registry.
I have managed to finally install PC Suite, but have done several things, one of which has resulted in success. The one I believe solved the problem was this one, but if others report it does not work for them, I will post the other things tried.
In the registry, HKey Classes Root only contained permissions for Everyone, I have added SYSTEM to it. This was in response to a windows installer helpfile with MS: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315353.
Please note the usual warnings that messing with the registry can stop your PC booting. Follow the MS advice carefully.
Note: I have installed the latest Beta, but at first this gave the same symptoms as before, so was not, in itself, the solution.
Hello all. Like probably many of you, I have down loaded Service Pack 3 after having my laptop rebuilt in the past dew days. I was amazed by the ridiculous problems in re-installing software again including PC Suite 7.0.
After much searching on the net but NOT fiddling with the registery and that technical stuff, I found the easiest way to do this was to use the download link in the Nokia CA site. It worked perfectly and once again, my Nokia E51 syncs no problem at all. Hope this helps chaps. Peter.